I have a localhost website bm.ourdomain.local on our Mac machine (running AMPPS).

It has an entry in /etc/hosts:

<local IP> bm.ourdomain.local

It has an entry in /Applications/AMPPS/Apache/conf/extra/vhosts.conf:

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin hello@ourdomain.local
    DocumentRoot "/Applications/AMPPS/www/bm.ourdomain.local"
    ServerName bm.ourdomain.local
    ServerAlias bm.ourdomain.local
    ErrorLog "/Applications/AMPPS/www/bm.ourdomain.local/error_log"
    CustomLog "/Applications/AMPPS/www/bm.ourdomain.local/access_log" common

When I load bm.ourdomain.local in Chrome, nothing happens, the loading icon just spins.

If I turn on debug, debug.log doesn't get created.

If I rename plugins to plugins.temp, nothing changes, same with themes to themes.temp.

There is Wordfence installed, and I have confirmed .htaccess and .user.ini contain the correct path to wordfence-waf.php.

There is no error_log.

If I clear the browser cache of files and cookies, nothing changes.

Other websites on the local server run fine, on vhosts.

Help appreciated.

closed as off-topic by Jacob Peattie, kero, Krzysiek Dróżdż, rudtek, Max Yudin Dec 16 '18 at 13:27

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  • Are the file permissions set correctly, so that the webserver can read these files? What do you mean by "loading icon spins"? – kero Dec 12 '18 at 11:11
  • Permissions are fine thanks @kero. When Chrome loads a page there is a loading icon. – Insight Dec 14 '18 at 2:21

Restarting the AMPPS server resolved this issue.

Every day since the problem the website has loaded fine since, so it looks like the problem was isolated to one occurrence.

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